San Antonio school districts providing free, curbside meal service for students during closure

School districts have closed through April 3 in response to COVID-19

SAN ANTONIO – UPDATE: See a map of school meal locations here.

San Antonio-area school districts are ensuring students still have access to food during school closures next week by providing curbside meal services.

School districts around South Texas, the U.S. and world announced school closures and online classes in the coming weeks in response to the coronavirus pandemic. (See local school closures here.)

Meals will be served for students at different times at different campuses within each district. Please refer to your child’s specific school district’s website or social media to view the times, locations and specifics for the meal service.

As of Sunday evening, several San Antonio-area districts have not indicated that there will be a curbside meal service. This article will be updated when more information becomes available.

As of Sunday, the following districts will provide curbside meal services for students:

Alamo Heights ISD

Child Nutrition Services is providing a drive-thru meal service for students who currently receive free or reduced-price meals.

Bandera ISD

Meals can be picked up at Hill Country Elementary School or Bandera Middle School. Breakfast will be handed out from 8-9 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Anyone under 18 years old can pick up the meals.

Boerne ISD

Meals will be distributed at Boerne South Middle School and Curington Elementary School. Breakfast will be available from 7-8 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11 a.m.-noon. Meals will be available from March 16-20.

Meals can be distributed to children and their families.

Comal ISD

Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. March 16-20, and breakfast will be served 7 a.m.-8:30 a.m. March 17-20. Meals can be picked up at the front of the campus. Distribution sites can be seen here.

East Central ISD

Breakfast and lunch will be served at all campuses starting on March 17.

Edgewood ISD

Beginning Tuesday, March 17, breakfast and lunch will be made available to our students! Pick up breakfast or lunch via grab and go service at any campus.

Harlandale ISD

HISD is providing curbside service for meals at all four middle schools: Leal Middle School, Harlandale Middle School, Kingsborough Middle School and Terrell Wells Middle School. Any child 18 and under can pick up breakfast from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. starting Monday, March 16 and during the rest of the week. No ID cards are needed.

IDEA Public Schools

IDEA Public Schools will be offering free curbside meals to all children under the age of 19 in each of their regions. All IDEA schools in San Antonio will have meals available for curbside pick-up from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday – Friday. All meals are provided via drive-thru only. Children are eligible for meal service at any school location.

Judson ISD

JISD will be providing curbside meal service to students 18 years old and younger who are present to pick up breakfast and lunch at six campus locations to further support families.

La Vernia ISD

Breakfast can be picked up from 7:30-8 a.m. and lunch can be picked up from 11 a.m.-noon March 17-20 at the bus lane at the intermediate school. Students must be present and must show a student ID to receive the meal.

Medina Valley ISD

Children 18 years and younger can pick up meals at designated locations and times for breakfast and lunch.

New Braunfels ISD

Children must be present to receive a meal. Each child present will receive one meal per service time, per day. The morning service time will offer a hot breakfast-to-go with the option for an additional cold lunch to-go. The mid-day service time will only offer a hot lunch to go.

North East ISD

Each “to go” meal will include a lunch and a breakfast item and will come at no charge, regardless of meal eligibility status. Your child does not need to attend one of the listed sites below to receive the free meal.

Northside ISD

Food and supply kits with breakfast, lunch, snacks, water and disposable trays and utensils will be distributed from 8-10 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. March 18-20. They will be distributed at bus loops at designated middle schools. Distribution sites can be seen here. Each vehicle can pick up one food and supply kit.

Pleasanton ISD

Breakfast can be picked up from 8-9 a.m. and lunch can be picked up from 11 a.m.-noon at Pleasanton Junior High School. Students must be present and show their student ID number or give their teacher’s name to receive the meal.

Pre-K 4 SA

Food distribution will take place from 2-5 p.m. March 16-19. Meals can be picked up at the West Education Center on March 16, the South Education Center on March 17, the East Education Center on March 18 and the North Education Center on March 19.

San Antonio ISD

Curbside meal service for students 18 and younger will be provided at high schools in the district. Breakfast can be picked up between 8-9 a.m. and lunch can be picked up between 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Children must be present to receive a meal. For more information, click here.

San Marcos CISD

San Marcos CISD will be offering free curbside meals beginning March 23 at the following times and locations:

Breakfast: 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Travis Elementary School and San Marcos High School

Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Travis Elementary School, San Marcos High School and Redwood Baptist Church

Children 18 years and younger must be present in the vehicle to receive a meal.

Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD

SCUC ISD will serve breakfast and lunch at no cost to students each day next week at one central location, Schertz Elementary School.

Somerset ISD

Students can pick up a grab-and-go breakfast from 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Meals can be picked up at the student’s campus.

South San Antonio ISD

South San ISD is offering a drive-thru/walk-up service to all children 18 and under for takeout breakfast and lunch at four locations.

Southside ISD

Southside ISD is offering curbside service for meals at Heritage Elementary and Southside High School. Students can pick up meals at 8 a.m., Monday and at noon during the rest of the week. No ID cards are needed.

Southwest ISD

“Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced his agency has been granted flexibility from the federal school meal program to allow Texas schools to continue to provide meals to students even if temporarily closed due to coronavirus,” according to a press release.

The flexibility allows schools to provide meals while the schools are closed.

“This is intended to curb the spread of coronavirus through social distancing while ensuring children continue to have access to school meals,” the press release states.

Mayor Ron Nirenberg issued a public health emergency Friday morning prohibiting large gatherings of 500 people or more. The ban excludes schools and churches, however, San Antonio-area school districts and colleges chose to postpone or cancel classes for at least one week.


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